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Overbutton Cottage

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage nestled in the pretty village of Gattonside with stunning views to the Eildon Hills and close to the beautiful town of Melrose
  • Salmon and trout fishing on the internationally renowned beautiful river Tweed just a short stroll
  • Enjoy a short train ride from the nearby Tweed bank station to the City of Edinburgh
Property code: 78775

Nestled in the pretty village of Gattonside with two quality restaurants just a short stroll away. The bonnie river Tweed is also within a short walk, renowned for its excellent Salmon and Trout fishing. Cross the Tweed on the chain bridge to the picture post card town of Melrose. Melrose boasts an array of quirky shops, restaurants, friendly Inns, art galleries and the historic 12th century Melrose Abbey, Home of the world-famous rugby 7s and Borders Book festival. The immediate area is perfect for walking and biking with the Southern Upland Way, Elidon hills and Glentress Forest nearby. Visit Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, or enjoy a short train journey from Tweedbank station to the city of Edinburgh. The owner can usually offer doggy day care if you fancy a day exploring ‘Auld Reekie’.

Stepping inside this delightful and stylish period cottage into the well-equipped kitchen/dining room perfect place to cook up a storm with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine, next head through to the lovely light and bright lounge. Relax on a comfortable sofa after a day out exploring this wonderful area of the Scottish Borders and enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner and watch a great movie together. Enjoy romantic or family meals together in the comfortable dining area. Heading up the stairs you will find a lovely double bedroom with beautiful countryside views and a cosy twin bedroom. Completing the accommodation is the stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Venturing outside to the private garden with stunning views towards the Eildon hills, seating area and charcoal BBQ, ideal for al fresco dining and lazy evening star gazing. There is also a secure bike store and on street parking is only available.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single with an additional 2nd single bed available
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and Tassimo Coffee Machine
  • Wood Burner – first basket of logs included
  • Lounge with TV and DVD player
  • Tassimo  coffee machine
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Dog sitting is available with the owner
  • Dogs must be well behaved and are not allowed upstairs in the property
  • Welcome pack with seasonal fruit and veg included
  • Private garden with seating area and charcoal
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Secure Bike storage available
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Children's play park 100m along lane
  • On street parking only
  • Fast Fibre Broadband provided
  • EPC rating : D
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gavin Grant

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin, 31st May 2024

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A delightful cottage that was perfect for us as a couple on a week away. We had everything we needed (and then some) and there are some lovely 'over and above' elements to the stay that made us feel really welcomed. Karen provided terrific information before we arrived, and having freshly laid eggs and a lovely pack of shortbread available was a woRead morenderful welcome. The thought that has gone into making this a perfect holiday cottage is absolutely outstanding. Thank you so much. Hide

Reviewed by Joan, 10th May 2024

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Reviewed by Euan, 15th April 2024

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Reviewed by William, 8th February 2024

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Cottage was comfortable with all we required. Garden is dog friendly and good walks nearby with Melrose only 10 minutes walk away.

Reviewed by Cliff, 23rd December 2023

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Great location, very atmospheric and yet very comfy. Plenty of lovely walks along th river and in th hills. Karen has made us feel very welcome over Christmas. Th heating worked well.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 6th October 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay - the quiet location and views were excellent, with lots of good local walks. We also had a day in Edinburgh using the train from Tweedbank, and visited the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels. Karen's attention to detail and welcome pack of food (the eggs were delicious!) make this one of the best holiday cottages wRead moree've stayed in. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna, 15th September 2023

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Gorgeous cottage, kitted out with everything you could think of. Welcome pack was a lovely thought and much appreciated. Lovely walk over the bridge to Melrose but a great base for touring the Borders. Would recommend to all our family and friends.

Reviewed by Linda, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sylvia, 1st September 2023

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A comfortable cottage well places for exploring the borders. It has a sunny south facing garden with views of the Eildon Hills. There is a short attractive walk into Melrose which has plenty to offer; . It is well placed for walking from the doorstep. The cottage is well equipped and. thought has been given to making sure there is everything neededRead more. The welcome pack with a variety of home grown and local produce was appreciated along with a text from the owner to check everything was OK. Hide

Reviewed by James, 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Peter, 11th August 2023

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Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Handy for Melrose town, the Borders and for Tweedbank station (trains to Edinburgh). Very clean and well equipped. Nice welcome basket. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Reviewed by Rosalind, 4th August 2023

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What a lovely find. The cottage is in a geat location with a superb view of the Eilden hills which are great for a walk. It was tucked away in a little hamlet but very quiet and peaceful. The owner provided many little touches that added to our enjoyment of the cottage. Loved the various goodies provided by her which kept us going. The garden is suRead moreper and very private and could be a real suntrap. Would highly reccommend and would love to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 7th July 2023

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This cottage supplies the whole package. Great position - quiet but close enough to walk to everything you need. Very clean and high quality fixture and fittings. Lots of lovely little extra touches - fruit, milk, Selkirk bannock to name a few. Karen really goes the extra mile. All very dog friendly - as is Melrose and the borders as a whole. LovedRead more our stay - would recommend 100% Hide

Reviewed by Tony, 30th June 2023

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We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay at this lovely cottage. Its situated in a beautiful location a few minutes walk from the River Tweed and a few minutes more to Melrose itself. We would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Kevin, 25th June 2023

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Lovely cottage great location made very welcome by the cottage owner.Good facilities in Melrose a short walk over the tweed. Plenty of nice walks in the local area.

Reviewed by Carole, 14th June 2023

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Karens cute peaceful cottage is spotlessly clean and has all you need for a relaxing break. The views from the windows and garden are stunning towards the Eildon hills. The sound of birds is all that will disturb you! We were down to walk the Borders Abbey Way and to attend events at the Birders Book Festival and Overbutton cottage is great as a baRead morese for both. We hardly used the car as the bus services are so easy. Hope to return to this lovely part of Scotland. Thanks Karen for everything. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 26th May 2023

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A fabulous cottage with lovely views and everything we needed.

Reviewed by Henry, 5th May 2023

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Great location, comfortable accommodation and a very thoughtful owner ref information and lots of little treats!

Reviewed by A, 14th April 2023

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This is a lovely cottage with great views and a lovely garden. Karen is a fantastic host and attended to everything we needed before and during our stay. The house is great for a dog as the stairgate and enclosed garden are great. Parking in the lay-by on the main road is also easy and less than a minute's walk from the cottage.

Reviewed by Joan, 7th April 2023

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Cottage was clean and comfortable. Very enjoyable stay for Melrose 7s.

Reviewed by Becky, 23rd December 2022

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Reviewed by Barbara, 8th November 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage. Lots of care taken in cleanliness, instructions for accessing the cottage.Nice garden too. The area is lovely and autumn colours and the River Tweed were stunning

Reviewed by Susan, 4th November 2022

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A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need. Perfect for us as we were using as a base to visit friends in Melrose which is only a 15 minute walk away. Couldnt park next to the cottage which may put some people off but didnt bother us too much as a parking space found just up the lane. Gorgeous little garden out the back, rain prevented us from Read moreusing but hopefully will stay again in better weather! Hide

Reviewed by Rma, 28th October 2022

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Very comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by William, 30th September 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in a very nice residential area. Beautiful rear garden with stunning views over to the Eildon Hills. The location is excellent for local walking and crossing the River Tweed into Melrose to access all the amenities, including the Rugby Club. Should also mention the excellent Seasons restaurant just around the corner. The owner, Read moreKaren, is a most welcoming and friendly host and provides a lot of thoughtful extras including home grown fruit and eggs, also a wealth of local info. Hide

Reviewed by Neil, 16th September 2022

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Overbutton Cottage is in the middle of a row of three with a view to die for, looking directly at the middle peak of Eildon Hill. It is clean, comfortable and bell equipped, especially if you like a soft bed. The location means it is quiet at all times of the day. It is in a wonderful position to your the attractions of the Scottish Borders and theRead morere are good, easy to access walks for your furry family members. I would repeat the visit in a heartbeat. Loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 2nd September 2022

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Lovely cottage ,very clean and comfortable. Owner has provided everything you could need for your stay .Lots of little extras provided eggs,milk ,Selkirk bannock and coffee to name a few. Dog bed ,towels and treats for our dog. Very peaceful location and Melrose within easy walking distance and the River Tweed. We loved it here.

Reviewed by Gillian, 19th August 2022

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Beautiful surroundings - excellent for touring and visiting various sites, Went into Edinburgh one day (did the P&R at Sheriffhall) and had a long day trip to Falkirk wheel and Kelpies - well worth it ; Roslyn Chapel also great as was Floors. Comfy coittage to come back to each night. Very relaxing

Reviewed by Jackie, 12th August 2022

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Overbutton is a lovely cottage, very homely, comfortable and it had everything we needed. It has a great garden where you can relax with a glass of wine and look at the view of the Eildon Hills. We had a fab week here and were very grateful for the welcome gifts of fruit, home grown tomatoes, fresh eggs, Selkirk Bannock and milk - very thoughtful. Read moreIt is a great base for walking in Scottish Borders and Melrose is a very pretty town. Well worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Sue, 5th August 2022

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This is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful location with breathtaking views of the Eildon hills. Its a great area for walking but is also very conveniently located for trips into Edinburgh. We would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Karen, 22nd July 2022

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A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. The cottage was clean and welcoming and had everything we needed for our holiday. The owner, Karen was kind and friendly, welcoming us to the cottage and being on hand if we needed anything. The additional touches such as milk, eggs and fruit were very much appreciated, especially the dog treats which weRead morere enjoyed by our border collie Belle. The location is perfect for exploring the area and we can't wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Geraint, 8th July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 1st July 2022

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Really nice terraced cottage in village location, close to Melrose. Perfect base for exploring Scottish borders - and dog friendly. House has everything you need and is very comfortable.

Reviewed by Barbara, 24th June 2022

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We really loved staying in the cottage it was perfect for us and the garden was lovely a proper sun trap ideal for having G&Ts when getting back from walks

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